Privacy Policy

Afante Studios Corporation (“ASC,” “us,” or “we”) respects your privacy, and we want you to understand how we may collect personal information about you through our websites (each a “Website” and collectively, “Websites”), and how that information may be used, maintained and, in some cases, shared. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth the privacy practices and policies governing our Websites.

“Personal information”, is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more factors specific to you. Personal information includes “sensitive personal information” and “pseudonymised personal information” but excludes anonymous information or information that has had the identity of an individual permanently removed.


  1. Information, Its Collection and Use

  2. The following describes the types of personal and other information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:

    1. Information You Provide to Us

    2. ASC gathers and retains personal information about you, including name, email address, physical address, phone number, or other personal or background information when you voluntarily submit it to us. Before you can utilize some portions of our Websites, we may require that you request access to those portions by providing us with your contact information, a username and a password. If you provide us with a telephone number or an email address, you expressly agree that we, or our authorized agents, can use that information to contact you about your access request or your account, or about ASC and its associated activities.

      ASC collects information reported by individuals and entities as part of its regulatory activities, which may include personal information such as names of reporting entities’ personnel, business and mailing addresses, phone numbers, accounting license numbers, and pending or concluded criminal, civil or administrative actions. If you submit personal information of others to ASC, you represent and warrant that you have the necessary consent or authority to do so.

      We may keep any information that you provide to us indefinitely.

    3. Social Networking Activities

    4. Our Websites may allow you to enter social networking websites such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you choose to follow, like, friend, share, or comment on our social media websites, or otherwise share information on these social networking websites, we may receive information about you. We may use such information about you in a variety of ways, including to enhance your experience with the ASC's outreach and to communicate with you about new ASC activities. We may keep all of this information indefinitely.

    5. Site Use Information

    6. ASC may collect technical information relating to each time a visitor comes to our Websites, including the IP address of visitors to our Websites. Such information is considered personal information under this Privacy Policy. We may also collect information about your use of our Websites, including number of visits, average time spent on the Websites, pages viewed, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call us. Gathering this information helps us to improve the content we offer. You do not have to register with our Websites before we can collect this information. We may share with third parties this information or other data on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

    7. How Information is used

    8. We use your personal information according to the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of our use. We will only process your personal information, including sharing it with third parties, where (1) you have provided your consent which can be withdrawn at any time, (2) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party (including your registration or agreements with us), (3) we are required by law, (4) processing is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person, or (5) processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate commercial or regulatory interests, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

      We use the personal information you give us, that we collect through social networking activities:

      1. to carry out our obligations arising from your registration and any other agreement entered into between you and us;
      2. to identify you and communicate with you;
      3. to update and communicate with you regarding your account as required;
      4. to provide you with the information and services you request from us;
      5. to conduct our regulatory activities and to conduct research and analysis;
      6. to respond to your questions and provide related services;
      7. to improve ASC Websites;
      8. to enhance your experience with ASC’s outreach;
      9. to communicate with you about new or existing ASC activities and other information that ASC believes is relevant and useful to its visitors, where you have not opted out of receiving such information;
      10. to send you third party information that ASC believes is relevant and useful to you, where you have given your consent;
      11. to notify you about changes to our activities or related services or to ask you to provide feedback;
      12. to enable you to participate in a conference, seminar or complete a survey;
      13. to administer and protect our business and Websites (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data); or
      14. to process and consider you for employment at ASC.

      We use the aggregate, anonymous site use data collected to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of visitors to the Websites; to measure user interests regarding specific areas of the Websites; and to analyze how and where best to use our resources. Without such data, we would not know which parts of the Websites are the most popular, and we would not be able to change and update the content and services appropriately.

  3. Cookies Policy

  4. When you first access our Websites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Website, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

    You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time. If you prefer not to receive cookies through our Websites, you can set your browser to either reject all cookies, to allow only “trusted” websites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those sites you are currently on. Unless you have adjusted the setting of your browser so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you log on to our Websites. If your browser is set to reject cookies, or if your browser notifies you that you are about to receive a cookie and you reject it, then your use of our Websites may not be as efficient as it would be if the cookie were enabled, and some parts of the Websites may not work at all.

    As well as cookies, we may use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to the Websites. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

    Web beacons allow us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance.

    We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser because we do not track users other than for aggregate statistical purposes.

  5. Communication Opt-Out

  6. If you have subscribed to or are otherwise receiving AS news or similar information from us by email and no longer want to receive such information in the future, you may opt out of receiving these emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those emails you receive or on the unsubscribe page on the Websites. Please allow ample time for us to process your request. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing, please contact us directly at

    Please note that even if you opt out of receiving emails, you may still receive communications related to ASC’s oversight activities or otherwise as required by law. Also note that we may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.

  7. Disclosure to Third Parties

  8. We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any personal information that we collect about you through our Websites, except in any of the following situations or otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

    • You request or authorize the release of your personal information.
    • We may disclose personal information to our third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Websites, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us. We may also disclose personal information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.
    • We may disclose personal information as part of a transfer of the assets or related interests of ASC. We do not guarantee that any entity receiving such information in connection with one of these transactions will comply with all the terms of this Privacy Policy.
    • We may disclose personal information to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, or to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.
    • In accordance with our regulatory function, we post to our Websites certain information reported to ASC by individuals and entities, that may include personal information such as names of reporting entities’ personnel, business and mailing addresses, phone numbers, accounting license numbers, and pending or concluded criminal, civil or administrative actions. The reporting individual or entity is responsible for obtaining any necessary consent or authority for disclosure of such personal information.
    • We may also share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our Websites or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.

  9. Security

  10. We take steps to protect all user data we collect against any unauthorized access. However, you should keep in mind that the Websites are run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.

    While we take steps to protect your personal information and keep it secure, you also play a role in protecting your information. You must maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your passwords and account information with any unauthorized parties.

    Please also be aware that despite our best intentions and the guidelines outlined in this Privacy Policy, no data transmission over the Internet or encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. ASC cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Websites, and therefore, you use our Websites at your own risk.

  11. Links to Other Websites

  12. Our Websites may contain links to other websites, including social media websites hosted by third-party providers; however, this Privacy Policy only addresses the ASC’s use and disclosure of your information collected through our Websites, if any. If you choose to link to an external website from our Website, you will leave our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked websites. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.

  13. Child Privacy

  14. If you are under the age of 18, please do not use or access the Websites. It is not our intention to collect or use personal information from anyone under 18 years of age, and we will not knowingly do so. If we are made aware that we have collected any personal information from children under the age of 18, and are asked to delete such information from our system, we will promptly do so.

  15. Consent to Transfer Information without the Philippines

  16. If you access the Websites from outside of the Republic of the Philippines, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the Republic of the Philippines and maintained indefinitely, this may involve the transfer of information out of your country of origin. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.

    We will not collect your personal information through the Websites unless you have provided it to us voluntarily or the collection is pursuant to the regulatory activities of ASC or is otherwise consistent with this Privacy Policy. In situations other than those listed in this Privacy Policy, you will be informed if your personal information will be disclosed to third parties and will have the opportunity to opt out of such disclosure, unless such disclosure to third parties is pursuant to the regulatory activities of ASC or is otherwise required by law.

  17. Governing Law

  18. By choosing to visit our Websites or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the Republic of the Philippines. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in our Terms of Use, or other agreement that we have with you.

  19. Changes to Privacy Policy

  20. We may occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect ASC activities and user feedback and we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will endeavor to notify you of such changes prior to implementing them by posting a revised Privacy Policy with a new “Last Updated” date, displaying the word “updated” next to the Privacy Policy link on each page of the Websites or otherwise. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to our Websites. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Privacy Policy to be informed of how ASC is committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Websites in order to enhance your experience.

  21. Contact

  22. If you have any questions or complaints regarding our Privacy Policy or our Websites, please contact us at